Financial Literacy for Women” will be presented Wednesday, March 5, 5:30–7 p.m., in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library. Presenter Dr. Daad Rizk, a Penn State financial literacy coordinator, will offer a practical workshop to help woman avoid what many fear in old age—the “bag-lady” syndrome. The fear is predicated by the facts that women carry the same debt as men or more, earn less over a life time, spend more years out of the workforce, save and invest little if any, and feel less confident than men in handling personal finances. Fifty percent of marriages end up in divorce, and 3 out of 4 married women end up widowed by age of 75.
The presentation is part of the Money Counts: a Financial Literacy Series, a collaborative effort of the Penn State Commission for Adult Learners and the University Libraries.
Registration and additional details are available at
For more information or if you anticipate needing accessibility accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Lauren Reiter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-865-4414.
The public is invited to events surrounding the 25th anniversary of the Penn State Sports Archives, a collection in The Eberly Family Special Collections Library. Established in 1988, the collection consists of athlete files, audio-visual materials, media guides, press kits and memorabilia.
- Sunday, March 2, noon–1:30 p.m., in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library—“Early Women’s Athletics,” a short film premiere and panel discussion, in conjunction with Women’s History Month, featuring never-before-seen films, including physical education instructor Marie Haidt and Penn State women students from the 1930s and 1940s, followed by a discussion marking the 50th anniversary of Women’s Intercollegiate Athletics at Penn State, led by Ellen Perry, former associate athletics director; Janet Atwood, associate professor emerita sports science; Martha Adams, professor emerita health, physical education and recreation; Charlene Morett, head coach for women’s field hockey, and others.
- Sunday, March 2, 1:30–4:30 p.m., Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library—“Sports Archives Open House,” including photo ops with the Nittany Lion Mascot (2:30–3:15 p.m.) and viewing of selected segments of the collections, including media guides, athlete photographs, rarely seen memorabilia, and team schedules and rosters. Continue reading
February 24, 1:30-2:30 p.m.: Annual Dean’s Diversity Forum, Foster Auditorium (and on Media Site). Mark Puente, director of Diversity and Leadership Programs at the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) will be the speaker.
February 26, 12:15 p.m.: Secret Life of Materials–Metals (film), EMS Museum, Deike Bldg. Learn about the secrets of metal at the atomic level.
February 27, 10-11:30 a.m.: Introduction to Zotero, W315 Pattee. Register online.
February 27, 1- 4 p.m.: “Diversity in Engineering” Open House, 325 Hammond.
March 2, noon to 1:30 p.m., “Early Women’s Athletics,” a short film premiere and panel discussion, in conjunction with Women’s History Month, featuring never-before-seen films. Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library.
March 2, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.: “Sports Archives Open House,” including photo ops with the Nittany Lion Mascot (2:30 to 3:15 p.m.) and viewing of selected segments of the collections, including media guides, athlete photographs, rarely seen memorabilia, and team schedules and rosters. Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library.
March 5, 5:30 to 7 p.m.: “Financial Literacy for Women.” Presenter Daad Rizk, a Penn State financial literacy coordinator, will offer a practical workshop to help woman avoid what many fear in old age — the “bag-lady” syndrome. Foster Aud.